19th Knesset Commences Only a Strong Israel Can Guarantee Peace for Its Citizens, Netanyahu Tells New Knesset

A record of 27 female MKs will be entering the Knesset, while one-third of incoming Knesset members will be kippa-wearing religious Jews; 48 fresh faces sworn-in this year.

Israel's 19th Knesset commenced on Tuesday in a festive ceremony led by President Shimon Peres.